Tinkering EU: Addressing the adults

Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
Audience: 
Adults | Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
General STEM
Organization:
NEMO Science Museum
Description: 

This project continues the work of "Tinkering EU: Contemporary Education for Innovators of Tomorrow" that introduced Tinkering methodology in Europe. It also builds upon the work of "Tinkering EU: Building Science Capital for ALL" that explored Tinkering and Science Capital with a specific focus on teachers and students from disadvantaged communities. "Tinkering EU: Addressing the Adults" focusses on fostering the socio-educational and personal development of adults.

Tinkering, inspired by the USA-based experience of the Exploratorium of San Francisco, is proven to be a powerful tool that contributes to the improvement of key competences and skills, and connects science knowledge and skills with the requirements of the contemporary labour market.

The project aims to foster the socio-educational and personal development of adults, as well as their participation in civic and social life, focusing on the following priorities:

  • Stronger science engagement
  • Need for 21st Century skills
  • Low science capital

Coordinator: NEMO Science Museum  - The Netherlands

Partners:

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci – Italy 
University of Cambridge – UK
Science Center Network – Austria
Traces – France 
Centrum Nauki Kopernik – Poland 

Project Website:
Funder(s): 
Other
Funding Program: 
Erasmus+ Programme of the EU
Award Number: 
19-1-NL01-KA204-060251

Team Members

Inka de PijperInka de PijperProject Manager

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